Top Events in October

Fall in Toronto means more arts events than your imagination can capture, PLUS the return of the major league excitement of the NBA’s Raptors and NHL’s Maple Leafs.

Fall skyline in Toronto by Kris King Photography

Get Your Art Here

It starts with the all night art party of Nuit Blanche on October 1, 2016. Stay up, wander around and fuel your creative spirit. Or find the latest in modern art to purchase as Art Toronto brings galleries and dealers in from all over the world to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre October 28 to 31. Read about all the top art happenings this fall.


All eyes are on centre court at the ACC as Canada’s favourite NBA team starts its season. The Raptors home opener is on October 26 against the mighty Detroit Pistons.

Bel Canto

The Canadian Opera Company feature’s one of Toronto’s own as it stages Bellini’s Norma with sought-after soprano, Sondra Radvanovsky, in the title role. Hear music at its finest for eight performances only at the acoustically-perfect Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Tell Me a Story

Readings are just part of the attraction as the International Festival of Authors unfolds lakeside at Harbourfront Centre. Interviews, roundtables, signings and the PEN Canada benefit are all part of the 11 day celebration of the written word.

Ein Prosit!

Although technically Toronto Oktoberfest starts in September, who wants to get technical when it comes to celebrating beer? Not us. Also be sure to check out this 12-pack of events for more about craft brew in Toronto.

For more goings on, be sure to explore our featured events, annual events and full events calendar.

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